[Advaita-l] Entities in liberated state
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Mon Oct 24 13:17:14 CDT 2011
On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 23:30, Rajaram Venkataramani
<rajaramvenk at gmail.com>wrote:
> If a jnani becomes Brahman
Pot can't become cloth.
So, it appears that you are saying 'knowing real nature' = becoming.
> but not Isvara,
If a mortal can know,
then how is it not possible for Ishvara ?
His laxaNa-s say that he is never devoid of knowledge. So, he is always
brahman according to above definition.
> then there is a contingency
> that there are multiple entities (Isvara and Brahman) in the liberated
> or transcendental state.
Are you talking for a-mukats or mukta-s ?
If first, then sure there are many.
If for second, then no. Because existence of many is because of mAyA and
that is destroyed.
Again, what do you mean by 'liberate or transcendental state' ?
State of what ?
Not of body, it dies and hence no liberation for it is possible.
Not of mind, it is also a product of aGYAna.
Or Isvara, who can bestow liberation, is not
> liberated because He is different from Brahman.
bestow liberation ?
If, 'not liberated' = 'doesn't know himself brahman', then no. He always
How is this resolved?
I don't see any problem.
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